City of Monterey Essential Services at Risk

In this time of crisis, the City of Monterey is taking drastic measures to reduce cost. At the Fire Department, the City is proposing to layoff three firefighters, remove paramedic level care, and eliminate reserve apparatus necessary for keeping our city protected. During this time, the City has also repeatedly stated that “public safety and saving lives” is the number one priority. In stark contrast to this statement, the City still wants to reduce service at all levels. If you would like to voice your support over these issues, please contact a city council member or the city manager. Check out for information on council meetings where your voice may be heard during public comment.

Through all of this, your Monterey Firefighters remain dedicated to serving you!

Mayor Clyde Roberson [email protected]
Council Member Dan Albert [email protected]
Council Member Alan Haffa [email protected]
Council Member Ed Smith [email protected]
Council Member Tyler Williamson [email protected]org
City Manager Hans Uslar [email protected]

The Monterey City Firefighters serves the residents and visitors of the City of Monterey, City of Pacific Grove, Carmel by the Sea, Monterey Airport, City of Sand City, Naval Post Graduate School and The Defense Language Institute.  The department consists of 78 line staff on 3 platoons, 6 Engine Companies, 1 Truck Company and 1 Duty Chief.  We also cross staff a fire boat, a OES engine, a wildland engine, an airport AARF rig, and take part in the Monterey County Urban Search and Rescue Team.

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.